Last updated 1/14/19 4:43 PM
Watch this video (revised 9/17/17) on how to submit your FD (Final Draft). (Note: The “log of completed activities” is no longer required.)
To submit your FD:
- Go to our “Submit FD″ Laulima discussion forum for this paper.
- Create a new thread and post (a) the title of your FD and (b) the blog URL1.
Before submitting your FD:
- Review the comments and suggestions received from classmates in the RD evaluation for this paper: Be sure to follow up on problems they’ve cited and solutions they’ve suggested. If their suggestions are obviously incorrect, ignore them.
- Review your FD against the criteria for this paper. Click one of the following:
- Paper 1 Assignment Criteria: ENG 273N , 100 , 200 , 270B , 272Q
- Paper 2 Assignment Criteria: ENG 273N , 100 , 200 , 270B , 272Q
- Paper 3 Assignment Criteria: ENG 273N , 100 , 200 , 270B , 272Q
- Paper 4 Assignment Criteria: ENG 273N , 100 , 200 , 270B , 272Q
- Paper 52 Assignment Criteria: ENG 273N , 100 , 200 , 270B , 272Q
- Review your FD with the Checklist for All Drafts.
- Carefully re-read Ten Common Problems & Solutions in Quoting and MLA.
- Review the List of Style Errors and eliminate those that appear in your paper.
- To confirm that you’ve read this document, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline for submitting your FD1 with “guidefd” in the subject header.
“When will I get my score for this paper?”
Your FD scores with comments will be posted in your Laulima grade book. The first report takes longer because it includes a brief inventory of writing problems that you’ll need to address throughout the semester. Most of the problems are also linked to webpages that provide solutions. Be sure to use this inventory to review all the remaining drafts.
We’ll be using this inventory to gauge the progress you’re making from paper to paper. We don’t expect you to eliminate all the problems all at once. We do, however, expect you to systematically reduce the frequency from paper to paper.
The best and quickest way to dramatically improve your writing is simple: Know what your habitual errors are and learn how to address them. This is a lot easier than learning rules for all possible writing problems. Instead, you focus on the few that you tend to repeat in all your writing. Clean these up, and you’re on the fast track to writing prowess.
Once the paper 1 inventory is complete, my evaluations of your subsequent papers will be much quicker. Subsequent reports may include additional problems, if any, not mentioned in the first inventory. Be sure to add these to the original inventory.
1 Watch A Quick Tutorial on How to Create a Hotlink.
2 Access to the FD5/final exam guidelines will be opened at around midnight on the day before the final exam, and you’ll have until midnight on the day of the exam to submit it. This means that you’ll have roughly 24 hours to complete the exam.